by Lisa A. Grimaldi | March 01, 2017
Rosewood Baha Mar, one of the four properties at the Baha Mar Resort in Nassau, the Bahamas, will open in spring 2018; last month, Baha Mar executives announced the hotel would open by the end of 2017. The luxury property will have 185 guest rooms and five beachfront villas, plus eight meeting and event spaces, including a 4,950-square-foot ballroom, meeting rooms, boardrooms, a private dining room and two al fresco event areas.
 
Amenities will include four food-and-beverage outlets: Commonwealth, a farm-to-table restaurant; the Pool Grille, a poolside restaurant that will serve fresh seafood, grilled dishes and cocktails; Bar Riva, a relaxed, nautical-themed bar; and the Library Lounge, which will serve Bahamian-style afternoon tea. Recreational facilities will include Sense, a Rosewood Spa; a salon; a barber shop; a fitness center, and two private swimming pools with luxury cabanas. Additionally, guests will have private beach access.
 
When it debuts, the Rosewood hotel will join the the 1,800-room Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, which will open in phases beginning next month; the 300-room SLS Baha Mar, which, according to Baha Mar executives, will open in phases through December 2017; and the 694-room Meliá Nassau Beach, which has been open for three years and operates as an all-inclusive property.
 
The resort's convention center, with 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, is set to open this month, as will the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus signature Royal Blue golf course and a 100,000-square-foot casino.
 
Last December, Chow Tai Fook Enterprises, a Hong Kong-based conglomerate whose holdings include Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, became the new owners of the long-delayed resort.